"Climate Marchers Gather to Show Rousing Support for Pope"

"VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of the Apostolic Palace, where he delivers an address each Sunday, he was met by the usual cheers and by an unusual forest of bright green oversized paper leaves.

Had he been able to read what was written on the leaves — which he could not because he was too far away — the pope would have found quotes from “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You,” his encyclical on the environment published this month.

The leaves were among the colorful props carried by a hodgepodge of organizations — mostly religious or environmental — that marched to the Vatican on Sunday to thank the pope for his forceful message on climate change, and to demand that world leaders heed his call for environmental justice and climate action."

Elisabetta Povoledo reports for the New York Times June 28, 2015.


"On Climate Change, Hispanic Catholics Hear Pope's Message – And It's Personal" (Guardian)

"Inter-Religious March in Rome Demands Action on Climate Change" (Reuters)

"Pope's Activism Sets Stage for Awkward Visit To Capitol Hill" (The Hill)

"Dalai Lama Tells Glastonbury of the Need To Speak Out on Climate Change" (Guardian)

Source: NY Times, 06/29/2015